High Tide Alert for this Friday – issued 12th December at 11.45am

(From DCC Press Office – 12th December 2012)

Dear Elected Representative

A high tide this Friday (14/12/2012) morning at 11 45 am,  combined with low atmospheric pressure and a relatively high wind, will give rise to high sea levels and possibly large waves. Wave overtopping in parts of Sandymount and Clontarf will probably take place. Dublin City Council’s flood defences will be put in place including the flood gates on the River Dodder. Dublin City Council is monitoring the situation closely and will issue another update on Thursday morning.

Dublin City Council maintains a stock of sandbags at various locations for strategic purposes and will be deployed by Drainage staff, if required.

Yours sincerely

Alan Breen

Press Officer